General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the Week of January 11.
Lulu and Sam were of course saved by the men in their lives last week, but wouldn’t it be nice if the women of Port Charles didn’t need to be saved all the time? I had to laugh that Lulu went to work the day after she almost blew up because Maxie had the day off. You’d think Maxie would allow her friend, who was taken in her place, one day to regroup. And as hard nosed as Kate can be, she probably would have understood if Lulu called in for a mental health day.
Carly is really the only one who checked on either Lulu or Sam after their near death experience. Okay, Maxie gave Lulu a handbag out of guilt, but Luke and Tracy were nowhere to be found, and Nikolas and Elizabeth, who both interacted with her last week, didn’t even ask if she was okay. Likewise for Sam, Alexis and Kristina, who were supposedly so worried about her, didn’t so much as make a phone call to see if she was alright in the aftermath. Lucky was the only one to address the incident with Sam and all he did was yell at her, as if Jason choosing her over Lulu was her fault. As Jason so sweetly told Sam, there was no choice and Lucky really should have understood that and given Jason credit for calling Dominic to rescue Lulu when he couldn’t.
Speaking of, I was so hoping to see Dante give Lulu a little more TLC. They had the one scene on Tuesday where Dante confessed he was shook up from the explosion as well and they kissed, but I really wanted more. Hopefully it’s coming.
To further elaborate on Dante, he usually acts so aloof and even keeled, which made his going off on Olivia all the more riveting. It was great to finally see him explode and show his frustration and anger over her behavior towards his job and safety. Which makes the anticipation even greater for when he learns the whole truth about Sonny. There’s going to be some serious fireworks and I think Olivia just might deserve Dante’s wrath.
With Michael's anger towards Dominic increasing, Dante overhearing an incriminating conversation between Sonny and Michael, and Sonny's hair being found at Claudia's murder site, it seems they are finally leading up to the reveal that Dante is Sonny's son. They're setting it up nicely for some explosive scenes, which I hope lives up to all the build up.
Reeling from the confrontation with her father about Sam getting kidnapped, Kristina had sex in the front seat of a car with Kiefer. However, she rebuffed him later in the week when he wanted to spend the day in bed with her, which made him furiously lash out at her. This prompted Ethan to come to her rescue (There's that damsel in distress theme again) and I am interested to see where exactly they are going with this. I've read rumors where Kiefer will get really violent with her, but she'll blame it on Ethan. This could be interesting and would finally make some sense as to why they've been having Ethan run into Kristina so much.
How sad for Elizabeth to wake her kids up so she can run after Nikolas. If she so desperately wanted to stop him from leaving town, she could have asked her Gram to come to her house instead. Although, asking her elderly grandmother to come out in the middle of the cold winter night is probably just as bad. But thank the Lord Lucky finally knows the truth about Liz and Nik. His sad, devastated expression said it all when he saw them having sex. I cannot wait for the fallout and hope he's a little more devastating in his reaction than when he first confronted Nikolas about being in love with his fiancée. I felt Lucky didn't exactly convey his anger in that scene, but maybe he was just saving it up for Sam. I’m also glad the truth is out so we can hopefully stop watching Elizabeth beat herself up during all of her angsty clandestine meetings with Nikolas.
On a couple of side notes: Steve needs more to do, or I fear he will go the way of Matt; Lisa needs to let go of the past, realize they are fully formed adults now and accept that Patrick is happily married; and Sonny needs to stop acting like an idiot and realize Jason is the only one who has a handle on who Franco is and how he'd react to being set up for Claudia's murder.
That's it for me this time around. What did you think about last week's events? Were you satisfied with the outcome of the Franco storyline? Are you looking forward to Lucky confronting Nik and Liz? Or are you more excited for Sonny and Dante to find out the truth? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson